[productsample/affiliate] I haven’t come across the ‘mystic essences’ from Atkinsons before but as a first foray with alcohol free Rose in Wonderland, I’m immediately a fan.

Atkinsons Rose in Wonderland Mystic Essence

I know that those who love rose scents are very discerning – there are a million permutations of rose and those with a nose for them have distinct preferences. This one is soft, fruity and sweet without being cloying. There’s a warmth behind the blackcurrant top note from amber but a kick of vetiver gives the arrangement some freshness. It’s an opulent fragrance, that’s for sure, made all the more so by the presentation.

Atkinsons Rose in Wonderland Mystic Essence

The packaging is opulent – a wardrobe style box and the royal warrant disc tied to the bottle with a strip of leather. The textured golden lid screws off to reveal a dabber rather than a spray mechanism which lends more authenticity to the term ‘essence’. It’s suggested by the brand to use this as a layering fragrance – something to which you can add other notes such as spice or rum and I can easily see that as a viable option. Worn alone, it stays all about the rose despite the other additions so if you love to fragrance combine, it’s a wonderful place to start. The Mystic Essences are expensive at £130 but you literally need one drop to have a complete rose experience so this 30ml bottle could last for a very long time. I can see the dabber as a more economical way to use fragrance – how much disappears into the air with a spray? The Essences are definitely worth a more thorough explore by fragrance fans not least for their last – mine was present for an entire day with still a waft the following morning.  You can find it HERE.

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